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As Slavery Allegations Continue To Surround Boohoo, Why Fast Fashion Will Never Be The Same Again

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As Slavery Allegations Continue To Surround Boohoo, Why Fast Fashion Will Never Be The Same Again
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As the controversy continues around the claims in The Sunday Times of modern slavery at Jaswal Fashions, a Leicester factory supplying Boohoo, it is concerning that this is not the first time that allegations of modern slavery in Leicester garment factories have been made. Sadly they have largely been ignored. However, this time it might be different.

In 2017, Channel 4 documentary Dispatches found that factories in Leicester which were supplying Boohoo were paying workers less than the minimum wage. At the time Boohoo stated that the work had been subcontracted without their knowledge.

And in 2018, an investigation by the Financial Times found that labor exploitation in Leicester factories was rife, describing it as being like a "country within a country", with owners ignoring employment law "with impunity".

But neither really registered at all and the relentless rise of Boohoo continued. But we live in different times now. Because we now live in an age of Black Lives Matter, taking the knee and pulling down statues...


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